Graphic Design Resources

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Compiled here is a list of free graphic design resources. While some individual elements may have a cost, all offer some free designs and free graphic composition appilcations. Some sites describe the license with the font, but this information may also be on a site's FAQ or About section.


Fonts

DaFont
Each font notes its license for usage. Many are freeware, shareware or public domain, but some are free only for personal use.

Font Fabric
All fonts on the site available for free download (except “Baron” and “Muller Narrow”) can be used for both personal and commercial projects.

Font Bundles
Links directly to the site's free fonts. Click on the font to see the note on license usage. Some fonts are free for a limited time.

Font Squirrel
Click on the font to see the note on license usage.

The Hungry JPEG
Links directly to the site's free fonts. Click on the font to see the note on license usage.


Stock Photos

Fancycrave
Fancycrave is an online resource providing free public domain photo packs. There are also collections availabe for premium membership for nominal fees.

Morguefile
A free archive of imaged "by creatives, for creatives."

Pixabay
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.


Flyer/Poster Design

Adobe Spark
Create graphics, web pages, and video stories. Upgrade to Premium and personalize your creations with your own brand.

BeFunky
Photo editor, graphic designer and collage maker. A mobile app version is also available.

Canva
Offers free templates and design elements, and your own images can be uploaded to use in your designs. Also offers premium elements for a nominal fee.

Poster My Wall
Create videos, graphics, posters and more. Only web quality graphics are downloadable for free. High quality graphics are downlodable for a nomnimal fee. Finished printing services are also available. Videos incur a cost; there is a discount for subscribers.


Other Resources

Adobe Color CC
A simple color scheme explorer, though there are no instructions and a bit of a learning curve. The color wheel has preset colors rules. Choose the rule, use RBG or HEX code to pick a color, and set it as the base color. You can also upload a photo and look at different moods. Click the "Create from Color Wheel" icon to translate the mood into the colors' RGB and HEX codes.

Color-Hex
Gives information about colors including color models (RGB, HSL, HSV and CMYK), triadic colors, monochromatic colors and analogous colors calculated in color page.

Design Seeds
The site is set up like a look book to inspire the use of color combinations. Explore by color, collection or seasonal atlas. Results are given as images and corresponding palatte. Click on an image to see the HEX codes. If you can't use the HEX code, use a site like Color-Hex to translate the code to other models like RGB.

Wordmark.it
Type in a phrase and easily preview that phrase in every font on your computer.

Created on Jul 31, 2017 | Last updated March 25, 2018